Dept. Beverage

Articles on non alcoholic beverage.

  1. Trends & External Forces
The latest GDP figures showed that the UK economy grew by 0.1% in November, boosted by the World Cup and spending on food and drink. But bad economic news continues to stack up. The Bank of England is predicting a “very challenging” two-year recession. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast a 1.4% fall […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Joseph Sherwood founded Daniel’s Jewelers in 1948 to make jewelry more accessible for all families. Over the years the retailer has carved a unique space in the Hispanic market thanks to its unique approach to financing, in-store services and merchandising. This has allowed the company to establish a unique value proposition that speaks to the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
The Wall Street Journal is reporting this morning that Amazon-owned Whole Foods is pressing suppliers to lower prices as their own costs start to decline. According to the story, Whole Foods “told suppliers at a recent virtual summit that it wants to bring down retail prices in its store aisles as companies’ own costs start […]
  1. Department & Category
Ahold Delhaize-owned Food Lion announced that it is collaborating with Novant Health “to launch a food pharmacy pilot program at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC … The pilot program provides qualified participants access to nutritious food and encourages them to make healthy lifestyle choices to achieve sustained health. Throughout the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Fragmented audiences create a unique challenge for brands and retailers Product innovation is one of the most exciting aspects of the health and wellness industry—and it can also be one of the most overwhelming. Within one year, SPINS channels tracked 71,000 new brands, with 65% of them specifically within the health and wellness space. This […]
  1. Department: Beverage
Regardless of who makes it to the Super Bowl this year, one thing is for sure, American Football fans will be drinking on (and leading up to) Super Bowl LVII on February 12th. Americans spend $1.3 Billion on beer alone for the Super Bowl (not including wine, liquor, or other spirits). Ahead of this momentous occasion for sports and alcohol, it’s important to know how consumers are likely to shop and drink this year. MikMak took a closer look at current trends, and here’s what we found.
  1. Department & Category
SALISBURY, N.C. —  Food Lion and Novant Health are collaborating to launch a food pharmacy pilot program at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. A leading omnichannel retailer serving towns and cities across 10 states, Food Lion is committed to nourishing neighbors and families, setting them up for success in life. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[ Getty Images Walmart-owned Sam’s Club on Thursday said it will open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Before you launch your brand in the United Kingdom, it’s important to know what’s going on in today’s U.K. retail market as it may differ from the markets your brand currently has a presence in. Whether the British market is familiar territory or completely new, here’s a deep dive into understanding the U.K.’s marketplace, retailers, […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The CMA will examine the accuracy of ‘green’ claims made about household essentials – such as food, drink, and toiletries – to make sure shoppers are not being misled. The move is an expansion of ongoing work by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into ‘greenwashing’, which seeks to get to the bottom of whether […]
  1. Department: Food
UK supplier Unilever is introducing Wall’s first ever sweet and sour ice lolly with the launch of the Twister Fruit Zingerrr. The ice lolly has a combination of tangy apple, sour lemon and sweet blueberry flavours and is made with real fruit juice, no artificial flavours or colours and contains 65 calories per serving, says […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
We had a story the other day about a poll suggesting that while ;people were cutting back on day to day expenses, they still want to indulge in occasional luxuries, which prompted MNB reader Rich Heiland to write: I used to use a statistic about Millennials in one of my presentations about finding and attracting […]
  1. Data & Insights
Big news, people: GWI has partnered with Audiense, the leading audience intelligence solution. “So what?” we hear you ask. Well, insights drawn from different sources – in this case GWI’s survey data and Audiense’s social data – paint a more detailed and reliable picture of what audiences think, feel and do. Or to put it […]
  1. Media & Marketing
By definition, consumption is ritualistic and all rituals have heroes. Consumers become actors that play the role of the hero to satisfy their ego through consumption. When identifying with a brand and consuming its product, we hope it will transform us into a better, heroic person. Ultimately, marketers’ goals must be to establish a ritual […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Carling is becoming the official beer partner to the Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup. The partnership has been announced ahead of the fourth round of both the men’s and women’s competitions, which takes place over the weekend of Saturday 28 January 2023. As part of the deal, which will run until at […]
  1. Department: Beverage
The seminar programme for IFE, International Food & Drink Event, is now live, with this year’s event putting the issue of sustainability at the heart of discussions on a dedicated Sustainability Stage, sponsored by Elopak. Taking place on 20-22 March at ExCeL London and supported by Official Show Sponsor MHP Food, IFE is a comprehensive […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEWARK, N.J. — Mars has unveiled a variety of new limited-edition offerings from M&M’S, DOVE and Ethel M Chocolates, as well as personalized options on, to help consumers choose gifts for Valentine’s Day. “While Valentine’s Day has historically been tied to couples, shopper data reveals an evolution in consumers’ patterns around Valentine’s Day,” said […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
CHICAGO — The focus on health and wellness evolved throughout the pandemic as consumers began seeking coping mechanisms for their altered lifestyles. The consumer’s need for normalcy at the height of the pandemic was the entry for a mental and physical health focus, reports The NPD Group. Compared to the pre-pandemic period, more consumers say […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Inflation may be cooling. But, for most Americans, the price of a cup of coffee or a bag of groceries hasn’t budged. In the months ahead, the big question is whether consumers will start to feel relief, too. Over the past few months, many of the key factors that fueled a four-decade high in inflation […]
  1. Merchandising
There are a number of stories this morning about how marketing decisions made by Mars Inc. about its M&M brand advertising have caused a cultural kerfuffle, leading to a move away from its animated “spokes-candies” in commercials and hiring of comedian Maya Rudolph for a new campaign that will be launched during Super Bowl LVII […]
  1. Department: Food
Got the following email from MNB reader Cindee Lolik: Just wanted to comment on the comment about employers taking on the cost of ServSafe certification.  Our Co-op has always picked up the cost of certification for our Food Service Managers, but when I read the article, I immediately looked for an alternative to the National […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Plus: How luxury developers are courting influencers without spending a dime. Anthropomorphic M&Ms have been one of the weirdest flashpoints of the culture wars. But indeed, that’s what’s happened, with the female (do candies actually have genders?) sweets in particular drawing ire over their choice of footwear from conservative commentators. Now, M&Ms says it is […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, has launched a “Gifts & More” marketplace designed to provide shoppers with a wider range of gift options. The site will initially include a curated selection of products from more than 200 brands across 15 categories, including home décor, spa gift baskets, party supplies and DIY activities. Additionally, […]

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Full Year Highlights Net revenues for the full year increased +9.7% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +12.3% with underlying Volume/Mix of +2.7%. For the fourth quarter, Net revenues increased +13.5% driven by Organic Net Revenue1 growth of +15.4% with underlying Volume/Mix of +1.6% Diluted EPS was $1.96, down 35.5%; Adjusted EPS1 was $2.95, up +11.9% on […]
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KEY POINTS “We are just at the dawn of the robotics age. And I would say artificial intelligence and battery technology are all a part of that movement as well,” Cathie Wood said. Amazon had more than 1.6 million workers at the end of 2021, according to its most recent annual report. Wood’s Ark Innovation […]
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Aldi is rolling out its partnership with the world’s largest surplus food platform, Too Good To Go, across all of its 990 UK stores. Following a successful trial last year, Aldi is now offering surplus food bags available nationwide, in a bid to tackle food waste while also offering even lower prices to customers. The […]
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H-E-B, Costco Best Navigate The 2020 – 2022 Pandemic Grocery Market Upheaval, Bumping Amazon From Its Top Ranking Customers emerged from 2020 – 2022 placing more importance than ever on finding the right balance of savings and quality while placing less importance on saving time. Pandemic surge in retailer digital capabilities and consumer digital adoption […]
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Charted: U.S. Egg Prices Double in 2022 Eggs are a staple food for many countries around the world, and the U.S. is no exception. Americans eat between 250‒280 eggs a year on average. Eggs are also easy to cook, protein-dense and supply many daily vitamins needed for healthy living, making them a popular meal or […]